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Ek

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England six nations squad named.
January 09, 2013, 15:54:34

England begin their Six Nations campaign at home to Scotland on February 2.

England squad: Calum Clark, Alex Corbisiero, Dan Cole, Tom Croft, Dylan Hartley, James Haskell, Tom Johnson, Joe Launchbury, Courtney Lawes, Joe Marler, Ben Morgan, Geoff Parling, Chris Robshaw, Mako Vunipola, Thomas Waldrom, David Wilson, Tom Wood, Tom Youngs, Chris Ashton, Brad Barritt, Mike Brown, Freddie Burns, Danny Care, Lee Dickson, Owen Farrell, Toby Flood, Ben Foden, Alex Goode, Jonathan Joseph, David Strettle, Manusamoa Tuilagi, Billy Twelvetrees, Ben Youngs.

England Saxons squad: Mouritz Botha, Nathan Catt, Louis Deacon, Paul Doran Jones, Phil Dowson, Will Fraser, Joe Gray, Graham Kitchener, Shaun Knight, Matt Kvesic, Matt Mullan, David Paice, Tom Palmer, George Robson, Ed Slater, Henry Thomas, Billy Vunipola,
Nick Abendanon, Anthony Allen, Tom Biggs, Elliot Daly, Kyle Eastmond, George Ford, George Lowe, Jonny May, Ugo Monye, Joe Simpson, Charlie Sharples, Joel Tomkins, Jordan Turner-Hall, Christian Wade, Richard Wigglesworth.


clevermike

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RE: England six nations squad named.
January 09, 2013, 16:14:54

Ek

Thank you very much - have you got jthe match schedule?   I belive that the compeition would be difficut and rate the teams as follows:

1 and 2   Maybe be either France or England

3 Ireland

4 Scotland

5 Wales

6  Italy

I think France is on the way up and likely to take theTrophy this year 


Ek

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RE: England six nations squad named.
January 09, 2013, 16:21:09

No Fixtures yet.

However, I would honestly not be in a position to call this one at this stage, Only thing i am quite sure of here is Italy in last place. I think Scotland will maybe do a turnaround, however I don't really know and it's pure speculation.


canrugby

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RE: England six nations squad named.
January 09, 2013, 20:28:31

Mike,

 

http://www.rbs6nations.com/en/home.php

 

http://www.rbs6nations.com/en/matchcentre/match-centre_fixtures-results.php


canrugby

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RE: England six nations squad named.
January 09, 2013, 20:30:52

England and France will be up there.

 

Wales is a strange one.......... What the hell hapenned there?

 

Ireland will be solid.

 

Scotland and Italy to bring up the rear depending on how Wales play.


Ek

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RE: England six nations squad named.
January 10, 2013, 07:47:12
Sat 2nd Feb 13 13:30 Wales v Ireland Millennium Stadium
Sat 2nd Feb 13 16:00 England v Scotland Twickenham
Sun 3rd Feb 13 15:00 Italy v France Stadio Olimpico
Sat 9th Feb 13 14:30 Scotland v Italy Murrayfield
Sat 9th Feb 13 17:00 France v Wales Stade de France
Sun 10th Feb 13 15:00 Ireland v England Aviva Stadium
Sat 23rd Feb 13 14:30 Italy v Wales Stadio Olimpico
Sat 23rd Feb 13 17:00 England v France Twickenham
Sun 24th Feb 13 14:00 Scotland v Ireland Murrayfield
Sat 9th Mar 13 14:30 Scotland v Wales Murrayfield
Sat 9th Mar 13 17:00 Ireland v France Aviva Stadium
Sun 10th Mar 13 15:00 England v Italy Twickenham
Sat 16th Mar 13 14:30 Italy v Ireland Stadio Olimpico
Sat 16th Mar 13 17:00 Wales v England Millennium Stadium
Sat 16th Mar 13 20:00 France v Scotland Stade de France

#Thanks Can


Jalapeno!

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RE: England six nations squad named.
January 10, 2013, 12:23:32

Great to see Tom Croft back. Hope for England's sake he stays fit because they're a bit thin on back row quality without him.

 

No surprise that Joe Launchbury's form sees him picked ahead of Tom Palmer and Mouritz Botha. Billy Twelvetrees also rewarded for consistency over the last few seasons.

 

Only two hookers for the entire 6N?


Ek

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RE: England six nations squad named.
January 10, 2013, 12:45:54

They probably looking at utilising the Saxon's squad as a reserve squad if need be. so don't think that is such a trainsmash for them.


becs

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RE: England six nations squad named.
January 11, 2013, 13:24:15

Parling, Lawes, Launchbury and Clark are picked as our primary Locks and there are others who mix and match in the EPS Squad, so there is no need to select the likes of Botha or Palmer if we don't have to.

Tom Croft is still barely fit, only played 50 mins for Leicester after his neck break. One hopes he can return to the form he was showing at the time of his accident.


Beeno1

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RE: England six nations squad named.
January 11, 2013, 13:39:28

From what one saw at the time o fthe of the NH year end tours it looked like England were the side to beat. Wales have collapsed in a heap. Scotland could do better than expected.


Ek

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RE: England six nations squad named.
January 11, 2013, 13:42:20

Don't write wales off yet. I think they went into a slump when Warren Gatland fell off the roof and was on sick leave.


becs

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RE: England six nations squad named.
January 11, 2013, 13:50:14

We are building nicely, given the extent of the upheaval and the amount of injuries we have been dealing with during this re-building phase.

Wales only won a GS because of Courtney Lawes' idiocy. Simple as that. They believe their own hype too freely and are still suffering from that. The Summer and Autumn Tests have been a disaster for them. Now it's time to see what they are made of.

 


Beeno1

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RE: England six nations squad named.
January 11, 2013, 14:11:16

Becs unless Wales have a lot of players out they did not look to have the talent. England and France to fight it out with England wining is my prediction - built on the limited drugby I saw admittedly.


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